Supporting Law Enforcement Efforts to Enforce Alcohol Laws: Practical Guidance for Coalitions

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Creating a responsible alcohol environment within the community requires the appropriate mix of policies and adequate enforcement of existing laws. In this 1-hour webinar, the presenter will discuss the need for coalitions to establish and maintain strong working relationships with the Illinois Liquor Control Commission and local law enforcement agencies to maximize efforts to enforce the State and local alcohol laws. The presenter will provide practical tips on specific ways coalitions can provide technical assistance and support to law enforcement agencies engaging in the enforcement of alcohol laws throughout the community. Maintaining a strong ongoing working relationship will help to ensure the legal, safe and responsible manufacture, distribution, and retail sale of alcoholic beverages throughout Illinois.

 

Speaker: Nancy M. McGee, JD

Retired Special Agent Nancy McGee served for more than 29 years in the Missouri Department of Public Safety—Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control. As a special agent stationed in the St. Louis District specializing in alcohol enforcement, McGee was responsible for enforcing Missouri's Liquor Control Act. She was in charge of administering the state's alcohol compliance check program as well as coordinating the department's efforts on college campuses and with community coalition groups. McGee was also designated as the division's liaison officer for local law enforcement agencies that received federal grants through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention—Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws (OJJDP/EUDL) Program.

McGee served as a consultant for the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation from August 2002 -2020. In that capacity, she developed course curriculums and provided technical assistance and training to agencies supporting alcohol and tobacco initiatives. She regularly provided training on the topics of developing and sustaining community coalitions; environmental management; working effectively with college communities; compliance check investigations; controlled party dispersal; shoulder tap operations; false identification; media advocacy; managing special events; social media; and working effectively with retailers.

In 2014 McGee was selected by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies as an FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellow. McGee spent one year in residency at the FDA Center for Tobacco Products in Silver Spring, MD where she assisted the Center with issues concerning the implementation and enforcement of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA).

Throughout her career, McGee has been a featured speaker and panelist at numerous national conferences on underage drinking issues. She has given presentations at the OJJDP/National Leadership Conference, the Higher Education Center's National Conference, the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators' Midwest Regional Conference, and the Missouri Partners in Prevention "Meeting of the Minds" Conference.

McGee holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia and a Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois.


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